United Airlines launched earlier this month targeted campaign for buying MileagePlus miles offering up to 100% bonus that is ending on April 25, 2016.
United Airlines has promotions pretty much every month for buying miles, but they all max at this 100% bonus or at 50% discount (same price per mile).
You can check your targeted offer on United’s website here.
The price of a mile under this offer when purchased at the maximum level is 1.88 cents each.
Does it make sense to purchase United miles?
If you use them for international business or first class tickets between expensive city pairs, then the answer is likely yes.
Sebastian wrote about this United award ticket success to Australia from Asia that was only 40,000 miles in combined business/first (read more here).
This is the best offer that United Airlines has extended for those wishing to purchase MileagePlus miles. If you were offered 100% bonus and have need for United miles, I would consider making the purchase.
The 100% purchase bonus is better for those that plenty of miles compared to 50% off, as this allows you to buy up to 150,000 miles with the bonus.
They can come handy especially for those that live in Australia or New Zealand (expensive destination to fly from in business/first) and wish to travel in style to Asia.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT (Chicago local time) on April 25, 2016.
Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 75,000 miles.
Bonus Miles will be credited to the recipient’s account when the transaction is complete.
Bonus miles count towards the 150,000 mile annual limit per account.
Purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.
Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.
Mileage rates and other fees and offer terms are subject to change.
Allow 48 hours for miles to process and post to your MileagePlus account.
Miles are nonrefundable.
Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.
All MileagePlus Program Rules and terms and conditions apply.
GST/HST is charged to Canadian residents.
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